Introducing Spark 1.2 — All-in-One Telestration for Sports Broadcasters

By in Graphics Solutions, Sports Production

Sports broadcasters create some of the most exciting and inspiring content on TV. The cinematic camera movements that put us in the stadium. The drama that unfolds on the field. Expert commentators who excitedly expand each play. They all give us greater insights to the game. It’s a thrilling way to experience and understand our favorite teams.

But for small- and mid-sized broadcasters, it can be challenging to compete with larger networks that produce sports productions, complete with immersive in-game graphics. Smaller teams often have talented commentators, but they need better tools to up their production value.

Enter Avid Spark 1.2. The all-in-one telestration tool for sports broadcasters. With Spark, you can create captivating sports analysis in seconds. Highlight the action with a full library of rich customizable 2D and 3D graphic effects. Call out players with tags that hover overhead or spotlights that follow underfoot. Draw on live video. Even call out pivotal moments with eye-catching effects like Monochrome, which creates a black and white look for the entire scene except for specific players in full color. Completely reinvent your replay analysis in just a few clicks.

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on January 24th to explore the new features in Spark 1.2.


Spark ignites your sports coverage with tools that truly get your audience into the game. And its easy-to-use, intuitive touch interface means you don’t need an expert technician to create compelling highlights. Simply drag, drop, and draw stunning elements right on screen. Or use the built-in chromakeyer to give your graphics a realistic in-game perspective. Even better? Spark works with any Windows-compatible touchscreen. So you can use a touchscreen you already own, or choose the perfect touchscreen that works for you. Plus, you can adjust elements to specifically match your brand, your team, and your needs. The included powerful rack-mount Spark Engine rips through all of these complex video-rendering tasks as fast as you can broadcast, so you won’t miss a moment of gameplay.

• Analyze the action with stunning, fully customizable 2D and 3D graphic elements

• Draw graphics directly onto live video—including replays—and give your viewers a better visual understanding of the action.

• Enhance multiple points of interest in a single play

• Smart and easy-to-use telestration tool – no dedicated operator required


Spark 1.2 is available now. Attend our webinar and Q&A session on January 24, 2017, to see how you can instantly enhance your sports coverage with stunning in-game graphics.

Enhance Gameplay with High-Impact Graphics

Avid Spark is an all-in-one sports telestration, video recording/playout, and 3D graphics rendering solution that enables you to draw graphics on live video and control replays to engage viewers.


As Senior Solution Marketing Manager for Broadcast at Avid, I am proud to bring captivating sports and graphic solutions to the broadcast market.